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Accounting for International Development

BELIZE | Volunteer Accountant @ Sustainable Community of Agroforestry Farmers | 4- 8 Weeks



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Accounting for International Development (AfID) offers accountants from around the world the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference whilst gaining hands-on experience in the International Development sector. Since our formation in 2009, over 50 Canadian accountants have made an extraordinary difference to our charity partners by volunteering overseas.

Job Description

Our partner’s mission is to grow a financially sustainable community of cacao agroforestry farmers while preserving the natural ecosystems of the forest reserve entrusted to the group.

The organisation is a registered cooperative made up of local farmers, together they have planted almost 140 acres of cacao and harvested over 400 lbs of honey. These farmers are demonstrating incredible dedication to sustainable farming and conservation however, given the early stages of development they are in need of assistance in improving their financial management skills.

You will be the first AfID volunteer on assignment with this partner, and your role will start with an initial assessment of their systems, processes and controls and making and implementing recommendations for best practice.

They would like your support with budget preparation for project proposals, basic guidance in internal and external reporting and training on how to prepare cash flow forecast and cash management.

Our partner will be able to provide accommodation on a field station.

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Perhaps swap London for Laos, Melbourne for Malawi or Boston for Belize!?

AfID offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, &/or longer permanent placements, form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. Click APPLY for more...

Please note that overseas assignments, in this case Belize, will incur a placement fee as per the AfID Volunteer Programme. Click for more information on AfID's fee structure.

For more information on this exciting opportunity and to express your interest click here.

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AfID Workshop: A practical insight for accountants looking to work in the sector either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. Friday 24 February, ICAEW Headquarters, Central London. For more information, please click here. To book a place call +44(0)208 7417000 or email info@afid.org.uk.

Contact Information

Accounting for International DevelopmentNot-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsDavid Busbydavid@afid.org.uk+44(0)2087417000http://www.afid.org.uk
Posting Date: 23-Feb-2017Not-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsVolunteer Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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